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Date: April, 1871

"They are all from various causes "adhesive" states--states which it is very difficult to get rid of, and which, in consequence, have retained their power of creating belief in the mind, when other states, which once possessed it too, have quite lost it."

— Bagehot, William (1826-1877)

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Date: April, 1871

"Constantly impressed ideas are brought back by the world around us, and if they are so often, get so tied to our other ideas that we can hardly wrench them away."

— Bagehot, William (1826-1877)

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Date: April, 1871

"Dry minds, which give an intellectual 'assent' to conclusions which feel no strong glow of faith in them, often do not know what their opinions are."

— Bagehot, William (1826-1877)

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Date: 1872

"He who gives way to violent gestures will increase his rage: he who does not control the signs of fear will experience fear in a greater degree; and he who remains passive when overwhelmed with grief loses his best chance of recovering elasticity of mind."

— Darwin, Charles (1809-1882)

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Date: 1874

The brain evolves sensation as "an iron rod, when hammered, evolves heat"

— Huxley, Thomas H. (1825-1895)

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Date: 1874

The nervous system stands between consciousness and the external world, "as an interpreter who can talk with his fingers stands between a hidden speaker and a man who is stone deaf"

— Huxley, Thomas H. (1825-1895)

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Date: 1874

"Earth thus I stamp thy bosom rouse the earthquake from his den"

— Blake, William (1757-1827)

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Date: 1877

"For in their bond of mutual recognition or brain-consciousness, the sense apparatus, in all, is external to the centre storehouse or emporium of consciousness."

— Battye, Richard Fawcett

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Date: 1877

"Observing, then, that the emporium or brain itself reflects the entire product of all the senses by an impressible power, which, as by a looking-glass, exactly duplicated the external recognizers, or sense apparatus or limbs, it was inferred that that principle of duplication must be the true an...

— Battye, Richard Fawcett

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Date: January, 1884

"Let anyone try to cut a thought across in the middle and get a look at its section, and he will see how difficult the introspective observation of the transitive tracts is."

— James, William (1842-1910)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.